This Demo also allows you to save the animation as a seamless gif-image. For the best results, please wait for some time for the automaton to fully develop and don’t worry if preparing data for saving might take some time. Lots of values don’t give the beautiful spirals at all, so it might take a couple of tryes before getting somewhere. I noticed the values k1=2, k2=3…8, g~250/k2, develop for the best results. To start over again just press the button to regenerate if you end up having an empty canvas.
Anyway in my personal opinion I find BZ one of the most artistic of all cellular automata – and I wanted to check it out with actionscript, the code uses fp10 Vectors and bitmapdata.setVector, with which I’ve had already earlier some nice results when it comes to performance speed.